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have a moral obligation to pay more than the wage. father jonathan morris is here to weigh in on that. $15 an hour, tax the rich, you must have health insurance or else. here is my take on the command economy. that's what it is. the left quarterbacked by president obama is trying to command the return of prosperity, command fairness, with an of a magic wand and command the economy to obey the white house. look at the $15 an hour movement. they want to legislate wages. it's not what you bring to the wage table, it's what politicians decree you should be paying, that's a command. look at the tax the rich idea. and that's an attempt to command income equality. wave that wand, make them pay, even more, and they tell you we will be all more equal. really? and how has that been going for the las five years. and then obamacare, perhaps the new motherload of the command economy, you shall have health insurance. you will give us your personal information, and stop whining if we lose it. you had enough of this yet? you see, it doesn't work. command economies do not produce widespread prosperity
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york. i'm jonathan betz with today's top stories. [ singing ] >> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prey and reflection. >> south korea expands its air defense zone raising tensions in asia >> and the heartland takes a hit from storms. today it's headed for the east coast [ ♪ music ] >> remembering nelson mandela. today was a day of national reflection. there was no bigger church or congregation than the people at the catholic church in south africa. [ singing ] >> the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. [ singing ] >> the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largely christian country celebrates nelson mandela in song and prayer. similar services in all faiths are held across south africa in a day of reflection. >> we gather here to thank god for his life. we thank god for the blessing he bestowed on this world through the life of madiba. >> this church holds a special place in the history of antiapartheid movement. it was a sanct
>> helicopter. welcome to al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz live in new york. >> protest orders in ukraine toppel a statute of a soviet hero. anger mounts to the government's push to go closer with russia. >>> peace keepers are on patrol as the president admits he's losing control in south america. >>> a day of prayer and reflexion for new mexico new mexico from south sfrikdz to half a world away. people honoring his legacyafricf a world away. people honoring his legacy. the same snowstorm that caused problems in the midwest is bringing dangerous weather to the northeast. we will begin at ukraine's capitol where protests reached a new level. the movement saw its biggest crowds yet. ukraine is bitterly divided over whether it should grow closer with europe or russia. it triggered deep anger now directed at soviet symbols. al jazeera tim friend has the latest from kiev. >> reporter: the protest went on into the night. ukrainian nationalists celebrated the top elling of kiev's statue of lenin shouting yanokovich, you are next. some ahave been camped out for two weeks. they
you. jonathan betz is here. jonathan. >> it is going to be a who's who of royals, celebrities, a leader of every major country will be in south africa, 100 have rscped so far. the queen of gland can't make it but david cameron can. mandela also close with cuba so its president, rool castro, -- raul castro will be there. hassan rouhani is coming. put not israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he is concerned about the high security cost. >>> the dalai lama will be there. ful of johannesburg wip be shut down. an entire airport will be set aside for just the vips. security will be as tighter as it's ever pen. >> i'm sure the teams charged with the protection of the dignitaries are lee a liaising h the south african police. >> likely be the world's largest memorial service in decades. tony. >> all right, boy, that will be. and it's happening in just a few hours' time. jonathan, thank you. many towns are celebrating, the milestones that mandela achieved in south africa but as allen schauffler reports. >> it's also the heart of high end retail in johannesburg in one of the riche
. >> into welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm jonathan betz with the headlines. >> 1200 french reinforcements are on the ground in the central african republic. more are on the way. 400 have been killed there in fighting. an american veteran who spent 42 days detained is reunited with his family. fooum is 85. he was accused by officials of killing civilians. the official week of mourning forn nelson mandela has begun in south africa. a day of prayer and reflection will take place. across the country. today eegipion authorities released a group of 21 women. they were originally to spend 11 years behind bars. it caused outrage. the state department expressed concern over the new law requiring demonstrators to get government permission. >> i talk to a professor live from boston. do you think the united states is stern enough with egypt. >> we have little leverage. what we need to do is declare the values that the u.s. stands for, including freedom of speech, assembly, the right to due process but any influence would have to happen behind closed doors. it shouldn't be public, it should be through
. jonathan corpina on the floor of the new york stock exchange. jonathan gets to follow my interaction from charlie gasparino over baby names. we're on track for third names of declines. what is going on? do we get back in positive territory this week or next week? >> i like the interaction with charlie. on girl's list i hit two of the top three. adam: there you go. congratulationss. >> there we go. as far as our markets are concerned we've been talking about this are a while. what will derail our market, with will shake our market? few things going on. the "detroit news" is not investors panic sell or reason to sell. risk off coming into the market, historically markets move higher. i think we will continue to see the market move higher but on a short-term basis right now we're seeing a little risk-off trade. that is why we have the little market celloff. let's not panic or overreact. we will take a couple steps back every once in a while. adam: jonathan corpina, if you have any sons in the future, charlie says consider vito or sal. >> there are no more children in my future. lori: at love
group of cme. jonathan corpina on floor of new york stock exchange. phil, we'll start with you. gold prices are falling near the lowest levels of the year. $1200 is danger point, right? >> eally is. that is the talk where the nominal cost of production. it had a real hard time, every time it is been below there once. it didn't stay there long. a lot going on. we're looking at economic data here in the u.s., better than expected. mario draghi, didn't sound like the dove we thought he would be. that means less stimulus in europe. gold bulls do not like to hear the talk. we'll wait to see how the jobs report tomorrow is before we get excited about the market. up big yesterday. a bit of a pullback today. adam: we had quite a bit of, understanding about oil yesterday. what is happening with prices. they're on track for another straight day of gains, phil? >> they really are. we're seeing big unwinding right now in the brent wti spread. if you remember last couple weeks it would be buying brent, selling wti, that is all changing. we're getting oil from the gulf coast. down towards the gul
sectors. sow how many people can walk through in 30 minutes. jonathan bets has the question suching american students, and news anchors next on al jazeera america. >> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story next only on al jazeera america new test scores show american students just aren't making the grade. the study compares u.s. teens to piers in other countries. >> not a big surprise, but also not encouraging.
of two of the most influential names in tech. here's jonathan bloom. >> reporter: when mike teaches math, technology is everywhere. it's how he collects the homework. >> taylor, megan and ashley. >> reporter: and goes over the trouble spots. >> 12 to the second power is 144. >> reporter: take a rubber stylus and an ipad and add powerpoints for a classroom of kids paying attention. >> totally engaged to the kids an they love it. and you can just see their eyes open when they see technology on the big screen. >> reporter: it's new face of education for a new generation of learners. >> these kids are digital natives and this is their world. >> reporter: never mind the ipads and the fancy projection screens. one of the most important ingredients is one you can't see. this middle school has a blazingly fast internet connection and a luxury half the schools in san mateo county doesn't have. >> they have 500 or in the case of this school over 800 kids trying to use that bandwidth. >> reporter: evan marwel is the head of a nonprofit out to change that with $9 million from microsoft founder bill
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kim jong-un's first purge. jonathan hunt is live with more. jonathan? >> reporter: very interesting, jon. this is a clear sign that kim jong-un, the leader of north korea very much wants to could consolidate and demonstrate his power. in the two years he has been the north korean leader, his uncle has been very much been the power behind the thrown. now he has been thrown out in disgrace. take a look at these pictures from a party meeting over the weekend. that is tac being escorted out of that party meeting. now many purges have happened in north korea but few have been made as public as this one. with those pictures being released, also a long statement read on state television, giving what the party said were the reasons for uncle jong being purged. statement said in part, quote, abusing his power, he engrossed in irregularities and corruption. had improper relations with several women and was wined andy restaurants. idealogically sick and extremely idle he used drugs and squandered foreign currency at casinos while he was receiving medical treatment in a foreign country under th
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and jonathan was meeting her family. the wedding is january 4. his son daniel and his wife are on the plane. if they survived crash surviving the weather is another major problem. >> right now we are in winter conditions with snow on the ground and temperatures you are in the single digits at night and this is hampering the search effort. >> dale smith is a software pioneer who founded serial tek and considered an experienced pilot. to that effect at 6:00, we will hear from a family member, one of those open board would said he has total faith if his ability. >> federal officials are on the heightened alert this morning after a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material was stolen south of the border. authorities say the truck was stolen at a gas station near mexico city. it was carrying a medical device to treat cancer patients and there is a radioactive material that can be dangerous if remove ed. it is not clear if the thieves know what they have. officials are concerned it could be used to make a dirty bomb which would not explode but could make people sick. >> in sonoma efforts are
roberts, jonathan brodsky, and jeff cox and rick santelli. jonathan, you're feeling as, listen, we've had good gains, you're telling your client, take some profits, but money somewhere else. >> yeah. our perspective is the u.s. markets have done well. there's a lot of opportunity around the world. a lot of inefficiencies to be sought out. we're telling them to rebalance some gains they've seen in the u.s. markets. >> which you're saying to people, maybe we have more to go here on the selloff. buy the dip crowd not here necessarily, but you think they're lurking? >> yeah, i do. the first couple weeks of december, mutual funds distributed out capital gains, dividends and interest. it's not unusual to see selling early in the month but a lot of mutual funds are behind the curve, so i think we could see a rally into the close. >> jeff, we've noticed that the market doesn't have the kind of oomph, they're not buying the dip. you've noticed a rather ominous statistic at the new york stock exchange. >> at the new york stock exchange, a lot of people are using borrowed money to buy stocks. we're
. schools are race to go making connected part of their lives. here is abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom. >> reporter: when mike teaches math, technology is everywhere. it's how he collects the homework. >> megaagain, ashley. >> and goes over the trouble spot. >> twelve to the second power equals -- >> take a rubber style plus and ipad and adds power play, it's a classroom full of kids paying attention. >> the kids love it. you can just see their eyes just open when they feed technology on the big screen. >> it's the new face of education for a new generation of learners. >> these kids are digital natives and this is their world. they were completely engaged in the math class. >> but never mind the ipads and projection screen. it's one you cannot see. the school has a blazingly fast internet connection. half the schools still don't have that. >> the the typical school in ama has the same internet access of typical home but they have 500 or over 800 kids trying to use the bandwidth. >> he is head of the internet highway. they just received $9 million from microsoft founder bill gets and f
as part of their lives. here is abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom. >> reporter: when mike teaches math, technology is everywhere. it's how he collects the homework. >> mega, ashley. >> and goes over the trouble spot. >> twelve to the second power equals -- >> take a rubber stylus and ipad and add power play, it's a classroom full of kids paying attention. >> the kids love it. you can just see their eyes just open when they see the technology on the big screen. >> it's the new face of education for a new generation of learners. >> these kids are digital natives and this is their world. they were completely engaged in the math class. >> but never mind the ipads and fancy projection screen. it's one you cannot see, the school has a blazingly-fast internet connection. that's a luxury that half the schools still don't have that. >> the typical school in america has the same internet access of typical home, but they have 500 or in the case of this school over 800 kids trying to use that bandwidth. >> evan is the head of the internet highway. they just received $9 million from microsoft found
and that is it. >> what do you think about diversification? stan jonathan miller said great manager should make -- stan druckenmiller said great managers should make a that and stick with it. if you are going to hedge, why should you get 2 and 20. people, he has done some interesting things. he is one of the best investors in the world. when you talk about investing with someone -- your investors have to know you are willing to do these things and what your risk parameters are. as long as they're comfortable comparable with those beforehand, you're able to make these larger investments when the time comes. are thethat those investors that differentiate themselves over time from those that are not willing to do things like that. >> within equities, are there sectors you are afraid of? >> there are sectors that are on investable. -- uninvestible. outside of pure financial reasons, we do not have any expertise in many areas. we have a deep expertise in others. drobny.bass and steve kyle knows about tapering, it isnot effecting the way he investing. the difference between long-term investors and tr
many of them raise their voices now, not on how many times the president does. let's go to jonathan martin, covering today's protest in new york. last year, 200 fast food workers held a one day strike at more than 20 restaurants here. are we expecting something like that today. >> it really remains to be seen just how significant, how large this protest will be. this all started and it has grown from a year ago with just a few fast food workers walking out in new york. this restaurant is open for business, people going in and out. a year ago in august, there were 500 people who protested outside of this mcdonald's. not all of them were fast food workers. we could see that today. organizers say it has grown bigger, expanding to 100 cities, smaller cities, so they feel like their movement has certainly grown. this latest wave of protests or planned protests started yesterday here in new york and about five other cities with one particular group, delivering petitions in some five cities. >> you can work full time here and not support yourself, much less a family. here we are
of gravity. lloyd's turned into lloyd's of london, the first insurance market. jonathan's coffeehouse turns into the london stock exchange. so coffeehouses turned out to be in the great place where you mix people and ideas up, and tsa what the internet does by allowing people of different places to meet virtually and to exchange ideas. >> host: tom standage, when you look back to 1969, that first internet message to today, the growth and the change in what we know as the internet, is it faster than in the past? >> guest: yes. it's definitely faster. so i have to, you know, be straightforward about this. modern social media is, obviously, operates on a scale and at a speed that is unprecedented in history. so it's global, it's instant, it's searchable, it may be permanent. we don't know how permanent which it is, that's sort of our open question at the moment. so that is definitely unprecedented. but the idea that social media environments have never occurred before is not unprecedented. they have existed for many centuries, and even though there are these differences, the analogy is close e
. >> nominal bet. >> i had a tweeter -- something with jonathan waller about robocop and that that corporation was really bad. >> i just saw robocop last week. >> they were protecting a city, a crime ridden city. >> it was detroit. >> it was detroit which was kind of scary that they picked that. >> can you imagine our great leader jeff bezos with that laugh? >> do we put -- do we put it side by side with megamind? that would be mean. >> exactly. >> tell you guys about the next story. >>> china launched its first ever extra terrestrial landing map en route to the moon. it's being haled as a major milestone to the science program. china will send someone to the moon in 2020 now that we can no longer send someone to the moon. >> we know what's there. we're worried about what they want to use it for at this point. what is this jade thing, it drives around? >> yeah, like a buggy that will go around and check out the surface. >> maybe if it drives everywhere it could find a moon rock more interesting than what we've got. if they could cover the whole rock, the whole satellite. >> maybe they're going
-mile radius. just when this might be a reality, jonathan a. >> it's going to be a while, carl. convenient timing for bezos to get on national tv right before cyber monday. >> the most watched show in the country. >> their name is all over the place. it will be a long time not only because the faa isn't going to give its recommending for commercial drone regulations until 2015 but it could be a while after that before we see them certified. it's an interesting space, though. how much they could contribute to the economy. amazon spent more than $5 billion on shipping alone. this year they're on track to spend more than $6 billion. and that's what they're pay iin to fed, u.p.s., the postal service,s and others. maybe do it more cheaply with a drone fleet as the business continues to expand. >> where do you think this ranks on amazon's r&d list? is this play money? are they playing with some house money on this project? >> i think they're playing with house money. >> really? >> chris anderson, former wired editor in chief has them working on some of these same problems, figuring how to get th
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